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November 1, 2015

Cebr in the News

Cebr analysis in the news:



In Cebr’s latest edition of the housing prospects report we revised up the forecast of average UK house price growth in 2015 to 5.6% – up from previous forecasts of 4.7% growth. The revision was covered by the BBC, BBC BusinessDaily Mail and the Independent. Nina Skero, Economist and co-author of the report was interviewed by the BBC.


Senior Economist Danae Kyriakopoulou spoke to CNBC Africa about the drivers of the East African economy which she addressed in the latest ICAEW Economic Insight: Africa report. The findings were also covered by local Nairobi news outlet, Standard Digital News.


Danae spoke to the BBC (x2), CCTV, the Daily Telegraph and Telegiornale about UK and Chinese investment relations. On the same topic she wrote an article for China Daily. Danae also commented on the recent scrapping of the one child policy in China for City AM and was quoted by CapX.



Commenting on the potential forms the ECB’s QE could take Danae was quoted by the Saga newsroom.


Vicky Pryce, Cebr’s Chief Economic Advisor, gave her economic view of Davis Cameron’s party conference speech for Prospect Magazine. Vicky also spoke to Reuters about the economic challenges facing AB InBev’s expansion in Africa, the economic cost of political corruption in South Africa and the impact of the health of the Chinese economy on the Eurozone.


Vicky was quoted in the Guardian commenting on the impact of Chinese steel production on the industry in the UK.


Alasdair Cavalla, Economist at Cebr, was quoted by the Guardian stating his belief that the Federal Reserve won’t be deterred from hiking up interest rates in December despite the recent slowdown in US GDP.


Cebr’s Associate Director Scott Corfe defended Hong Kong as the world’s financial capital of the future at the Bloomberg Summit.


Speaking about the UK economy, comments by Managing Economist Rob Harbron about potential price pressures from the new National Living wage  and the need to start tightening monetary policy were featured in the Daily Telegraph. Rob was also quoted discussing the latest slowdown in UK GDP in the Guardian and on findings from the World Bank’s 2016 Doing Business report in City AM.


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Bespoke research in the news:


Britain Stronger in Europe and Cebr this month published The Impact of the UK being in the Single Market. The findings of the report showed that staying in Europe could add £58bn a year to the UK economy and bring 790,000 jobs to Britain. The report was covered by the Guardian (x2), City AM, the Evening StandardReuters, the Scotsman, Arte magazine and the Independent.


Cebr’s report with Bio-Based and Biodegradable Industries Association which looked at the future potential economic impacts of the bio-plastics industry in the UK, was launched at the House of Lords and covered by Resource magazine and Circulate News.


Cebr and Royal London‘s research which showed that the cost of living for pensioners is expected to soar by nearly 150% by 2050, was covered by the Independent.


Cebr’s research with EE which reported that the economic impact of the pop-up retail sector is now worth £2.3bn to the UK economy was covered by BBC News online.


Irwin Mitchell and Cebr’s report UK Powerhouse, which calculated that the economic gap between London and the North of England is expected to rise by 94 per cent to £110bn over the next 10 years. The report was covered by the Daily Telegraph (x2), the Guardian and City AM.


Cebr’s research with Octopus Investments released last year, found that 36% of economic growth in the UK was created by just 1% of the UKs businesses in 2014 and concluded that Britain’s fastest growing smaller companies are critical to our economic prosperity. The report was mentioned by Alex Chesterman, founder and chief executive of Zoopla property group, in the Financial Times and also covered by the Yorkshire Post.


London First and Cebr’s research which showed that rocketing house prices and rents in London cost the UK economy £3bn a year, was covered by the Adam Smith InstituteFinancial Times, City AM, Guardian (x2), the Evening Standard, the Independent and the Daily Telegraph.


Cebr and Pinsent Masons’ report China invests West which forecast a steady rise in Chinese investment in UK infrastructure was covered by The Times and the Independent this month, during the Chinese Premier Xi Jinping’s state visit to the UK.


Smarter Working Britain, a report from Cebr and O2, revealed that each year the police waste £221m ($342m) because they cannot access systems and records once they step outside the station was covered by the Economist.


Adam Sutton, Asia regional leader of business advisory for Arcadis, discussed with Bloomberg Business the correlation between the value of built assets and GDP, which came to light in their report compiled Cebr, Arcadis Global Built Asset Wealth Index 2015.


Cebr and Everline’s report which revealed that £3,160 per year is lost by small businesses as owners are forced to spend time hiring staff was featured in Guardian article.


Regular Cebr analysis in the news:


The Asda Income Tracker, compiled by Cebr, revealed that average household income in Britain after tax, bonuses and spending on essential items is up 10.7 percent in August versus a year ago and closer to its highest annual increase since 2009. The findings were covered by BBC News Northern Ireland, BBC News Scotland, the Daily Telegraph and Reuters UK.


Cebr and FSB’s Voice of Small Business Index Q1, 2015 found that high-growth small businesses are creating 4,500 jobs a week in the UK. The findings were covered by the Daily Mail.


Bloomberg Business covered Cebr and YouGov’s latest Consumer Confidence Index which found that consumer confidence is edging up to a 17 month high in the UK.


In other news:


Vicky Pryce reviewed David Lough’s book No More Champagne for Prospect magazine. Vicky was also named the 51st most powerful woman in the city by City AM.

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